oil field math


Active Member
Nov 30, 2008
Oilfield Math

Working in
the oilfield with others such as myself and a wealth of combined experience
we understand the accuracy of the following.

Think of it this

A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800
gallons of gas a year.

A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at
25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average Cash for Clunkers
transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons saved per

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.

More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs
about $350 million dollars

So, the government paid $3 billion of our
tax dollars to save $350 million.

We spent $8.57 for every dollar we

I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health
care, though.


Well-Known Member
Dec 23, 2009
LaPine Or.
Well if that dont beat all..... Hmmm.
Ya, I bought an 07' 1/2 ton 4door 4x4 Dodge Larimie with a Hemi in 2008. And I LOVE it! Never traded anything in on the $ for clunkers thingy.
I got my $45,000 hemi for $23,000 cause everyone was scared to death about the price of gas. Now I can get 22.6mpg(hwy) or 12mph(fun) depending on my mood, and I like it that way. Heck for the $22,000 price difference, I could get 12mpg all the time and still be ahead! While everyone else was buyin ''rice grinders'' way over sticker price, I got my American dream pickup. (my wife thinks its hers.....:rolleyes:)
lightbulbWouldnt it be a strange concept if our govt had to live on a budget and be frugle, and only spend $ when they could bennifit from it, like the rest of us? But then again us average joes cant afford $30,000 coffee pots etc. And I can see how a realy expensive (pork filled) coffee pot would make way better coffee...... Maybe even good enough coffee to be able to stay awake for math class!
I think we need some tough s.o.b.''Roughnecks'' ballancing our budget in Wasington! They know math AND oil ! And they could double as a secutrity force as well.:D OK, maybe bouncers, but thats a form of security right? hahaha
Thanks for posting Luger! (oil field math....) I like your style, and ya, Im sure with thier current record, our healthcare is in great hands...............
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